WASHINGTON-- Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday. The 200- page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries.» Read More
OSLO, Oct 9- Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday. Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon, "lead author Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii said.
LONDON, Oct 9- The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this century to lower the economic cost of climate change, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Wednesday.
*Adds to presence in $8 bln U.S. oil and gas chemicals. BRUSSELS, Oct 7- Belgian chemicals and plastics maker Solvay has agreed to buy privately held Chemlogics for $1.345 billion, bringing its share of the $8 billion- a-year U.S. market for chemicals used by the oil and gas industry to 10 percent.
Oct 1- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found propylene, a chemical used to make household plastic containers, on Saturn's moon Titan, the space agency said.
LONDON, Oct 1- Giant sedimentary basins underneath the United States have the capacity to store 500 years' worth of the country's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, and the biggest are located in the traditional petroleum producing states along the Gulf Coast, according to U.S. government scientists.
LONDON, Oct 1- A U.N. panel of climate scientists has for the first time backed a limit on cumulative global carbon emissions, in a so-called budget approach that is useful but with certain limitations. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations body, published on Friday estimates for different "budgets" that would limit global warming.
NASA's newest delivery service pulled up at the International Space Station on Sunday after a week's delay, bringing more than a half-ton of supplies.
Sept 27- Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more certain than ever before that mankind was the main culprit of global warming in a report meant to guide governments in dealing with rising temperatures. Following are the report's findings agreed by the U.N.' s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:.
*Stockholm climate talks head for final overnight session. STOCKHOLM, Sept 26- A U.N. panel of global climate scientists were set to work through Thursday night to ensure that their strongest case yet for man-made global warming would make sense to the widest possible audience.
Sept 24- The International Monetary Fund can play a role in protecting the planet from environmental damage, IMF head Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday, as she highlighted how an analysis of the harmful effects of energy subsidies could act as a catalyst for action.
*Coal, elec utilities see evidence of Obama's "war on coal". *Industry also jittery over further EPA rules due in 2014. The rules, a revision of a previous attempt by the EPA to create emissions standards for fossil fuel plants, are the first step in President Barack Obama's climate change package, announced in June.
OSLO, Sept 20- Norway's outgoing centre-left government dropped plans on Friday for a costly large-scale project to capture carbon dioxide that it once compared in ambition to sending people to the Moon.
ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept 11- Thousands of metres beneath the waves and the sea floor, new technology pioneered by small firms is helping to make oil production sustainable at extreme temperature and pressure.
The Mars One venture says more than 200,000 people registered their interest in taking a one-way trip to the Red Planet. NBC reports.
The "Street Signs" crew reports on an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has resulted in patient deaths at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh.
It has been more than a decade since a new drug has come on the market. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on whether a new one is in the works.
Sept 5- The U.S. weather forecaster said on Thursday it still expects neutral conditions to continue through February 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere.
What's the best time to nap? Dr. Sara Mednick, UC Riverside Psychology Department, offers guidance for the right time of day to take a nap and for how long. CNBC's Courtney Reagan, weighs in.
Aug 29- Fluids used in the controversial oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing likely harmed fish in Kentucky, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.
Scientists have turned human stem cells into pea-sized organs with a neural structure similar to that of a developing embryo.